A. filicaulis is divided
into subspecies filicaulis and subsp.
Distinguished by terete (cylindrical)
leaves on stout stems. Sometimes grows
next to A. alstonii.
Robust - cut long stems back to force
clustering from the base.
Seedlings start with flat leaves, but
these grow terete with age. Occasionally
flattish leafed clones are found within
populations, possibly hybrid individuals
with A. alstonii. The most
southerly forms from NE. Clanwilliam would make a good new
Unusually well-spotted with red, A.
filicaulis from W. Springbok in light rain. In UK cultivation, I have never seen such a colourful specimen.
filicaulis in the southern Knersvlakte.